Some Of Northampton's Diverse Buildings
"St Giles Church"
This is the town's main Anglican church and whilst externally a very traditional building is, by all accounts, pretty modern inside. If churches are your thing here's the website - St Giles
"Northampton Jesus Centre"
Formerly an art deco cinema, The Savoy, this is now both a place of worship and a community resource - for website: Jesus Centre
"G T Hawkins Ltd"
This was a major manufacturer of riding boots and in its hayday was "By Appointment to HM The Queen". Sadly now closed but a listed building.
"Malcolm Inglis and Company"
Another remnant of the now defunct shoe and boot industry which is now a modern apartment block.
"Northampton Fish Market"
No longer a fish market but now a struggling arts collective - website: Fish Market. It wasn't open when I was there otherwise I'd have had a wander :(
A bit of mock Tudor dating from 1901. In fact the building next door pre-dates it - illustrative of the haphazard building and rebuilding of the town.
This Elizabethan house was one of the few to escape the Great Fire and was recently restored to its former glory. It's now up for sale or let!
"Greyfriars Bus Station"
Considered one of the ugliest buildings in the country - I agree! And it's not even particularly user-friendly as the signage when trying to find the correct bay for your bus is abysmal!
It was built attached to the Grovesnor Shopping Centre with the sole purpose of making everyone have to go through the mall before getting into the town centre. Neither pretty nor functional - demolish it!